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island. fager's it sure looked like a tornado did some damage. very calm and quiet right now, just some rainshowers left. the weather is changing. 57 at washington dulles. 70 degrees at laplaya. evengrees and it will get as the skies clear tonight. on the possible tornado p in a few moments. our other big story -- a big the ax the postal changes ford mean your mail. you get >> postal officials pitched a plan that could save billions of leadrs, but it could also of job cuts, facility shutdowns, and mail delivery. -- slower mail delivery.
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we have more on what officials asking to do. >> postal carriers say neither snow, heat, nor gloom of night will keep them from making deliveries. that the postmaster general said money might. >> drowning in $10 billion of debt thanks to your customers high labor costs, postal called to end saturday also propose closing to minor depositing making first-class delivery two or three days or two daysne delivery. >> we have to have legislation to be flexible. >> the cuts will be felt in this economy. the postal service wants to eliminate 35,000 jobs. it definitely not time for people to lose their jobs. not surprising. most people use e-mail and do banking online. this person just matter
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sweetheart banks to meeting over the internet. but for wedding invites, she the postal service. >> we could not do that on the internet. than that, probably five year. that's it. that might be generous. many consumers say they count the postal service. this business owners says fedex to the neighborhood needs isg where he package delivered. the postal service will get will payfor me and i whatever it costs. >> the postal service says they half theirer closing processing plants. included on the partial closure could be four plants in r in maryland,ou including one in gaithersburg. but the public will have a to weigh in on the decision. on anotherg news e verge of another shutdown of -- our partners are
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deal has been struck running. e faa e deadline has until midnight to our night. it could mean the layoff of workers once again. has to vote on the bill and if that happens during newscast, we will let you know. the great debate over reducing debt is under way. super committee met behind closed doors. anyers of the group admit l notto come up with wil make everyone happy. president obama is backing away from some deficit-reduction proposals. says the house included will not s to social security. he will lay out his plan on monday. his plan is to lower deficits by over 10 years. some not so good poll numbers for president obama. shows the president 54% disapproval rating in virginia. 40% approve of his performance
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not deservehe does a second term. more debate developing in the president's jobs proposal news of a rise unemployment claims. jobless claims are at highest level in more than three months. look at the war of between theway president and republicans. >> president obama has been bill for as jobs week and john boehner says the bill comes up short. >> the president's proposals for theor substitute policies needed to barriers to job creation america. >> the speaker proposed your government regulations and increases off the table. he spoke, nancy pelosi criticized it. >> we should not go in with in the sand about taxes or
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entitlements. r only sacred cow has to be jobs for theof . erican people the labor department reports for000 people filed unemployment for the first time last week. the highest since last june. 3.7 million people have been on e unemployment rolls for two weeks or more. this couple lost their jobs and home and settled in a storage unit. three months ago, i would you you are crazy. me, homeless? >> in washington, there is something must be done. politics aside and will leaver work, we much betterin a place. pass it, not for us, but for the american people. landing a deal could be as tough as most americans are finding landing that next job. a springfield teenager is d ofr arrest tonight, accuse
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5-year-oldsaulting a girl. the 16-year-old is being held at e fairfax county juvenile detention center. he broke into the home last month, abducted her, salted her and left her in the woods. was already in custody on an unrelated burglary charge. still ahead, what the new head the international monetary to the globaley economic crisis. nation's largest cellphone company offers a new prepaid plan. halland new concert opens in silver spring. shot in the arm for the next election is fourteen months away.
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live and in h.d. -- you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side. stern words this morning from the new managing director monetaryternational fund. she called for a collective to combat the struggling economy and welcomed t obama's job creation plan. the first annual meeting of the 108 -- of the lending institution next week. more homeowners are falling foreclosure. a spike in the official default
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notices with banks starting to take swift action, nearly one after processing issues led ina sharp downturn foreclosures. m satellite radio is price forto raise the the first time. they have not raised their rates service inhing the 2002. verizon is launching its first prepaid unlimited phone includes voice, text, access. it cost $50 a month. previously, they offered the on an olive card basis only. it's nearly showtime at one newestarea's entertainment venues. selah owners of businesses and silver springs are welcoming the opening of the fillmore. a change of season with a of hours. the big cool down after the break. the nationals like a change
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a take a big bite the big apple. and the tigers -- this has not happened in 77 years. and the tigers -- this has not happened in 77 years.
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everybody knows the best place for a good time is mississippi. and that's only until they visited us in louisiana. which is a distant second to sunny florida. for beautiful vacation, nothing beats alabama. ok, we'll never agree onhoho's best.
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but we can all agree on one thing. the gulf's the worlds numberatne vacation spot. and we've gone all out to make this year the best ever. mississippi has wonderful people, great music, and the beautiful outdoors. louisiana's the best seafood you'll ever eat. shrimp gumbo, crab cakes, etouffee. florida mians beautiful beaches and sugar white sands. actually experts agree that the best beaches are here in alabama. which can't compare to a good time on the gulf in mississippi. louisiana fresh catch. florida beaches. alabama beauty. mississippi outdoors. the gulf is the world's goodtime headquarters. and we are 100% open for business. i'm glad we got that settled.
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we are continuing with t for a new concert venue. tonight, the new filmore will open with a big name in r&d. they bred businesses are yelling bravo. >> and they have rolled out of the red carpet. a lot of people think the jewel inis the final of downtown silver spring. owners hope it inject life into thisw part of town. >> already for opening night at the fillmore. his family has owned this restaurant next door for 31 years. >> hopefully this will pay off. >> the building where the has been empty since j.c. penney's move out 20
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ago. silver spring has seen of -- has seen a renaissance lately. the revitalization has been slow shorefront remaining vacant. are hopeful more will change that. it's a long time coming. we now have something to look forward to. >> it should bring more people to the downtown area and be good everybody. >> but not everyone is happy. she does not like the idea of a music many that can attract 2000 into our backyard a >> ingestion and traffic going way. the music lovers don't care. just love the fact that name acts are coming. a new venue and new atmosphere brings a lot. they will be cutting the
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ribbon for the official opening minutes, they will be breaking a guitar. very first concert will at 8:00 and feature mary j. blige. there was another one of the today -- blazing and costa museum. community museum in the smithsonian family. an seeonored to serve as washingtonians who supported the museum. of so much local art, history and culture and we celebrated the legacy of the museum's late founder. a trailblazer.
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dropping the temperature by 30 or 40 degrees? >> a trailblazer in his own right. >> in his own mind. you a brand show new video we've got. whether it's a tornado or a waterspout, it does not matter. did some damage on the 75th area. it was not on the ground long. want to see the whole to our web site. me show you what it looked like. you can hit on the embedded thingand watch the entire the comments of the who shot it. just go to and click on the weather tab. showers are all we have -- they be ending over the next they move from west to east. it's a very strong, early season front heading through the area. many times we will say it's a
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front, but it will drop the to degrees and it's big deal. this is a real cold front. 78 was high and washington earlier. 80 is the average. temperatures have dropped into in married -- in many areas. places like this ski resort here down to 45 degrees. 23 degrees cooler right now at national that was this time last night. so it goes with all of these values that you see around the map. across the country, still some very warm spot. the big difference is oklahoma dallas where even as as yesterday, they were the 100 degree mark. 55 degrees in oklahoma city. the cooler is very impressive. a canadian system is dropping -- dropping temperatures dramatically.
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as these clouds clear out tonight, we will see lows in lower 40's by morning. lower 50s in the city. on the right-hand side of this screen, that is now hurricane maria. it's racing off to the northeast. of showers and clouds and get a field of -- feel of fall in the air. it has been a fall-like a weekend. in the upper 60s and early next week, more sunshine and a slow warming trend. >> of the toyota sports desk. localt to you by your toyota dealers. >> it's as good as it gets. it's as close to the playoffs the nets have gotten an
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awhile. again, a struggle to score until late innings. then they exploded. the mets have been hurting with errors and mental mistakes. he struggles with this one and there was a run that scored the seventh as well and the nationals exploded in the eight. 10-one, final, washington has games in a row. did you see the sparks fly off the tigers catcher mask. is that coolw -- or what? clocked at 98 miles an hour. but the team is red-hot, with 12 wins in a row. the redskins continue to fine plan for theme game.
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with maturity parting -- starting to show, they're will win against old teammates. after struggling against the hightower wants to have a breakout game. >> and you are asking for that responsibility, you've the plate. up to not good enough for me. it's not my standard and it's team standard. on that sunday. chris cooley went through the facte practice despite the isn't recovered from surgery. he said there's no backing off now. i'm not willing to miss time to sit out. ng i want to make a difference for this team. thisw a lot of guys say i know it's still early, but is something special happening in our locker room right now. partot willing to not be
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of that. good times for the not so much in denver. denver broncos fans saying they're going to billboards and it won't be pretty. after the loss and performance, collected $10,000 to buy says bench kyle and play to him. the head coach said he did not the boos of last week. but the fans hope the coach sees to workboard on the way game. sunday's a 69-year-old motor dame fan says michigan fans gave him cpr, him a call got after -- he is now in good condition. thinks the michigan fans he thankslife and them. game broke his heart. the wolverines beat the irish there. >> but it's a
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let's -- let's share this video we've possible tornado or water spout. the 75thme damage on of ocean city. you can see the video at view the whole thing and y from the people who shot it. the rain is slowly ending. be clearing and cooled morning, in the low '40's and '50's. then a stretch of fall-like weather into the weekend. >> we can handle that. weather into the weekend. >> welook, every day we're using more and more energy.
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